Definition of brood :
1. Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
2. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.
3. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.
4. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
5. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
6. The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same time or not; young children of the same mother, especially if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman with a brood of children.
7. To cherish with care.
8. To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of gloomy, serious thought; - usually followed by over or on; as, to brood over misfortunes.
9. To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding.
10. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
11. To think anxiously or moodily upon.
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think (part of speech: verb)
contemplate, speculate, calculate, deliberate, debate, reason, consider, cerebrate, ponder, analyze, meditate, envision, imagine, appraise, weigh, study, muse, think, evaluate, concentrate, cogitate, reflect, daydream
- On the 16th August he saw a brood, while on an adjoining tree there was a nest with two slightly- set eggs. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
- I remembered how in days gone by you used to step away, and come here to sit and brood. - "Jerusalem", Selma LagerlÃ¶f.
- It we suppose the parents to hunt for food twelve hours in a day, and a nest to contain four young, we should have seventy- two worms, or eighteen each, as the daily supply of the brood. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.